All the latest news and stories about Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and the brain.

New tools help people living with dementia protect their rights, navigate the health-care system

British Columbia
July 24, 2020

People living with dementia and their families often find that their health-care decision-making rights are not respected. The common misconception that people who live with dementia can’t make choices about their care is the background to a new series of short videos and brochures produced by the Canadian Centre for Elder Law to inform people living with dementia of their legal rights.

Animated still from the video of an elderly woman with the text, 'Who makes your health care decisions?'

Calling out for help: First Link® Dementia Helpline offers a lifeline for caregivers

British Columbia
July 24, 2020

Marilyn and Wally Garrod have always lived an active lifestyle with their family, packing up to spend time in their summer cabin each year and kayaking on the lake. In the years following Wally’s diagnosis of dementia, they continued to stay active and engaged in the activities they loved with the support of friends and family – until a sudden decline in Wally’s motor skills this spring when he began requiring more support than Marilyn was able to provide, which left Marilyn feeling overwhelmed and unprepared for this next level of care.

Marilyn and Wally smiling together.

Launching our first-ever province-wide Climb for Alzheimer’s this summer!

British Columbia
July 20, 2020

Starting this Tuesday, July 21, the Climb will be running throughout the summer until Monday, September 21, 2020 – World Alzheimer’s Day. We’re calling on the province to come together and climb or hike trails across B.C. to raise funds in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and to show that the thousands of people affected by dementia don’t need to make the journey alone.

Man wearing a branded Climb t-shirt with his arms in the air triumphantly.

Tell us about your experience of COVID-19

British Columbia
July 7, 2020

At the Alzheimer Society of B.C., we want to learn more about the impact COVID-19 has had on people affected by dementia and health-care providers to improve our First Link® dementia support, as well as our resources for health-care providers.

Birgit and Granville wearing straw hats on a sunny day in front of a colourful background.

Dementia in the days of COVID-19: Linda & Ruth's story

British Columbia
June 17, 2020

During this time of increased isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people living with dementia and the people who care for them are disconnected from support networks and facing unexpected challenges. It is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s mission to ensure that no one walks alone on the dementia journey. Now and in the coming weeks, caregivers and people living with dementia will share their everyday challenges and successes as a part of our Dementia in the days of COVID-19 series.

Linda and Ruth smiling and posing for a photo.

Dementia in the days of COVID-19: Naomi's story

British Columbia
June 16, 2020

During this time of increased isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people living with dementia and the people who care for them are disconnected from support networks and facing unexpected challenges. It is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s mission to ensure that no one walks alone on the dementia journey. Now and in the coming weeks, caregivers and people living with dementia will share their everyday challenges and successes as a part of our Dementia in the days of COVID-19 series.

Naomi hugging Frances while sitting on her bed.